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Samuel Laycock School


Safeguarding and Welfare Hotline During Covid 19 (school hours only)

0161 532 4990 or 0161 344 1992


Email Safeguarding and Welfare c/o Welfare Manager:


As a school we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Our aim is to achieve this through – “Working together to Protect Children”.  We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that children are in a caring and protective environment where they are valued and respected.  The Safeguarding Policy, Procedures & Guidelines are reviewed annually, and staff  are trained and alert to signs of abuse and neglect.  If these are suspected, there are designated staff,  who will work with the Tameside Safeguarding Officer and other Children’s Services, to ensure that the needs of the child are met.  Whilst every effort is made to liaise with parents and carers this may not always be possible straight away but they will be kept informed by a safeguarding officer.

 Meet our Safeguarding Team

Jennifer Tinsdeall - Designated Safeguarding Lead and Headteacher

I am the lead for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people here at Samuel Laycock. I work in collaboration with the safeguarding team, the police and Children's Social Care to ensure that all of our pupils are safe. Please don't hesitate to contact me at school if you have any concerns or worries. 


‚ÄčKatie Cochran - Deputy Safeguarding Lead and Assistant Headteacher Pastoral Lead 

I am new to role here at Samuel Laycock but understand the vital role I have in supporting the Safeguarding of our pupils. In my role as Pastoral Lead, it is my duty to ensure we support the wellbeing and mental health of all of our pupils. During this 2020-21 academic year, we will see the introduction of Emotional Literacy Support Intervention. This program will help develop the pupils' ability to recognise, understand, communicate and self regulate their emotions. Please don't hesitate to contact me should you have any worries or concerns, I am here to help.  


Nicola Neal - Deputy Safeguarding Lead and Welfare Manager

I have considerable experience in working with children in a Special Needs setting. I have a background in Social Care and Child Protection and I provide direct support for our students and families.


Ann Smith - Home School Liaison Officer

I work closely with both the pupils and their families to promote good attendance and parenting skills.



Please follow the links below for useful information

National Safeguarding Advice


Simple Conversations to Help Keep Your Child Safe


Local Safeguarding Advice - Operation Emcompass

On 21st January 2019 Samuel Laycock School implemented a project that runs jointly between schools and Greater Manchester Police. This project is called Operation Encompass.  It aims to support children who are affected by domestic violence by ensuring that their school is informed. This allows the school to support the children. If you have any other questions about this project, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Nicola Neal

Welfare Manager & Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Samuel Laycock School

TEL: 0161 344 1992